This is the cover of my planner for the year. I'm a little addicted to planners and calendars, and it's not unusual for me to have at least a couple on the go at once. I prefer to actually write things down rather than plug things in to something like Google Calendars, even though I know things would probably be easier to keep organised if I just kept it all online. (I'm totally one of those people that gets a kick out of ticking things off a written list though. Can't help it.)
This 2014: My Best Year Yet Kikki-K planner was bought for the layout inside, rather than the sentiment on the cover, but I certainly don't mind the sentiment, and I think this might be where my new appreciation for deep blues may have started this year. It has good full month-at-a-view pages, and my favourite kind of week-on-the-left and notes-page-on-the-right layout for my list-writing tendencies. The plan is that it's going to get an even bigger workout in the second half of this year than it has in the first half. (Side note: Half the year is nearly GONE already?!)
As for the plan for this blog? I'm keeping categories sorted from the start. I feel like I wrote for years rather aimlessly on my old art blog (which I am still trying to resurrect here) so it feels good to have a set plan this time around. It's going to go a little something like this:
MONDAY: Goals - My goals for the week in all areas, however ambitious! I'll put them out there as a motivator.
TUESDAY: Markings - Sketches and artwork snapshots. Mark making in all forms. The first stage before Makings.
WEDNESDAY: Video - A bit of anything-goes, but mainly process videos and timelapses. It's highly likely the wrens on my studio windowsill will pop up every now and then too. You've gotta see them. They're pretty damn cute.
THURSDAY: Makings - Snapshots and work-in-progress images of what I am currently making, mostly in the form of papercuts (for now).
FRIDAY: Home/Life - This is where I will talk most about being a work-from-home mum. Are you doing the same? I'd love to hear from you! Maybe there will be some home projects. Things that are worth mentioning - just life!
SATURDAY: This week - A recap of the past week, told mostly through photos.
SUNDAY: Sky - As mentioned yesterday: a photo of the sky from our backyard. Nice and simple.
So the goals for this week:
- Get this blog well and truly going! (Instead of just writing lists about it)
- Create a logo and an instragram account for The Bears Awake
- Finish a feather artwork that I started last week - you'll find progress images here
- Tackle my first big round of freelance graphics work. The ideas are sorted, it's just time for colour!
- Finally, FINALLY send my DSLR away to be fixed, so I can start taking something other than iPhone photos around here! Funnily enough, cameras stupidly left in reach of then-18-month-olds tend to go BANG on the tiles and then no longer take photos.
I think I'll cap it there. Let's see how things go!